Applied Business Forecasting I

Course Code
TO 572

1.5 hours
Graduate Student or (prior or concurrent enrollment in TO 701 or MFG 501)

Applied Business Forecasting I --- Students acquire hands-on experience with building and applying forecasting models to actual data on sales, inventories, income, earnings per share, and other variables widely encountered in business. Understanding practical issues of data acquisition, data analysis, and presentation to management in both oral and written form are emphasized. Problems of trend and seasonal forecasting in marketing, production and finance (other fields are considered, as is short-term forecasting with exponential smoothing.) The course features problem sets, cases, and a capstone case at the end of the term, done by teams.